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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension for the 2002 Tahoe by Chevrolet

Air Lift Vehicle Suspension

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Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs - Rear - 2002 Tahoe by Chevrolet

AirLift 1000 is the perfect ally to your Chevrolet Tahoe's rear coil spring suspension. These molded polyurethane air springs fit inside your existing coil springs for added support when hauling heavy loads. Improves handling, braking and overall ride.

Features:

  • Provides your Chevrolet Tahoe with up to 1,000 lbs of load-leveling support, reducing strain on your rear suspension and improving both safety and ride quality
    • Designed to support your existing rear coil spring suspension when you're hauling or towing
  • Keeps your Chevrolet Tahoe level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improves steering and braking performance
    • Helps to maintain safe headlight aim
    • Keeps your tires from wearing unevenly
  • Lets you manually adjust air pressure to get the even load distribution and support that you need
    • Level your Chevrolet Tahoe front to rear
    • Inflate each spring independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads (with installation of dual air lines)
  • Reduces the strain on your OEM suspension caused by extremely heavy loads
  • Improves overall stability and ride quality
    • Diminishes sway and absorbs road shock for a smooth ride
  • Constructed of durable, molded polyurethane
  • Installs inside your Chevrolet Tahoe's rear coil spring suspension
    • Manual inflation valves are typically mounted on bumper for easy access
  • Includes 2 air springs, hardware, tubing, and Schrader valves for manual inflation
    • Add a compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) to monitor and automatically adjust air pressure
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 1,000 lbs
    • AirLift 1000 springs will not increase your Chevrolet Tahoe's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi - 35 psi
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 60-Day satisfaction guarantee


Heavy loads can cause the back of your Chevrolet Tahoe to sag and add unnecessary stress to your suspension. This stress not only affects your brakes in a bad way, but your tires, headlight aim and handling suffer as well. To improve your Chevrolet Tahoe's ability to endure heavy loads, you need to add support to your existing coil springs.


Air Lift's AirLift 1000 adjustable air springs have 1,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity and are made specifically to fit inside your rear coil spring suspension for additional load assistance. You can inflate and deflate these tough, molded polyurethane helper springs as needed, ensuring the perfect amount of support for every load, every time. Easily level your Chevrolet Tahoe front to rear, and if you run dual air lines to the air springs at installation, then you can inflate the springs independently of one another for side-to-side leveling. AirLift 1000 is a breeze to install with standard tools and comes with an easy-to-follow instruction manual.


AirLift 1000 comes with manual inflation valves that are typically mounted on the bumper but can be installed anywhere on your Chevrolet Tahoe for easy access. For even more convenience and control, you can add a compressor and gauge system (sold separately), which will let you monitor and automatically inflate your air springs.


Air Lift kits are designed to keep your Chevrolet Tahoe at normal ride height. You can find the normal ride height of your Chevrolet Tahoe by unloading it and measuring the distance between the bottom edge of your wheel well and the center of the hub. After you find and record this distance, you can regulate the amount of air that you put into your air springs to maintain normal ride height - even when you are hauling a heavy load. You will need to adjust the air pressure in your air bags according to the size of your load.


Air Lift is positive that you will benefit from their air spring suspension system - so much so that they offer a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Install and use AirLift 1000 springs for 60 days, and if you are not satisfied at the end of this time, you can remove them from your Chevrolet Tahoe and return them for a full product refund.



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Video of Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs - Rear


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Video Transcript for Air Lift Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today in this 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche, were going to install part number AL60769. This is the Air Lift 1000 Air Helper Springs for coil springs. Before we begin our install, well take some measurements and run a few tests on our vehicle with the factory bump stops on it. First, well measure from the top of the wheel down to the ground with no load on it. This will be your normal ride height. In this case, 38 inches. Then, well go ahead and put in about 1,000 pounds worth of weight in the back.

Well go ahead and get another measurement and were down 36 inches. Now, well run through a solemn course and bump course to show you how a vehicle handles. Next, with the Air Lift Helper Springs installed, well go ahead and make sure that we have 35 PSI in our air springs. Then, well go ahead and put our load back in the truck and take some measurements. Okay, now with our load in place, looks like we we're down to about 37 inches. Lets go and take it for a test drive and see how it does. Well now run it through our test course again to show you the difference.

Now, well go ahead and get your truck ready to install our Air Lift kit. Well go ahead and remove the spare tire to give us some extra working room underneath. Next, well go ahead and remove the heat shield for the spare tire. We use a 15 millimeter socket to do that. This will be reinstalled on the last steps. Now, the next thing we want to do is go ahead and take the weight off the suspension.

Basically, youre going to have to lift it up by the frame and let the suspension hang down. We have a special apparatus but you could also use some jacks at the end of the frame as well to push up the vehicle. Now to start off, were actually going to work for our air line tubing first for a little bit. Now, were going to run through the hole in this rubber cap thats on top of the spring here. Were going to pull it out through the bottom of all the springs. Lets get through the section where we can work with it.

Next, were going to put in our spacer right here. Its going to go all the way to the very top and fit up against that rubber stop. Now, its not going to hold itself up there. Im just going to shove it off to the side for now and lets go ahead work with our air bag. Now, were going to make our air spring here as flat as possible so well take the cap off and well go ahead and compress it down and make it the smallest possible. Then, well put the cap back on. Then, well take it and well fold it and work inside the spring with this going towards the top. Were going to fold it up. Now, well go ahead and put a zip tie around it to help hold its shape while we put it in there. Now, lets go ahead and just work our air spring in. Well go ahead and get ready to make our connection from our air line to our air spring. Theres a small clamp that comes with the kit. Now, well just slide it over the hose for now. Then, were going to take the cap off the stem. We still got our zip ties holding it together and see if its working okay. Well take the air line and well just go ahead and push it over the stem and onto it is just a barbed fitting. Well work it down as far as it can go and then put our clamp into place. Were going to have to use some pliers in the last little bit there. Lets go ahead and run our spacer over the top of it. It will just take up all our slack basically. Well go ahead and put it into place. Then, well go ahead and cut off our zip ties. Double check over the top. Make sure its not kinked or anything. We can go ahead and take our air line and run it towards our bumper. Were going to take ours and just run it over the top of the frame and the cross members of the frame. Leave a little bit loose something here and keep going towards the back. Once we get back to the bumper, well go ahead and leave a coil in it in case if youll make any other adjustments. Eventually, were going to be coming out by our electrical connector here. Leave enough coil on this one and well go ahead and cut off. Now, were using a tubing cutter to make sure the cut is straight. You could use a knife as well but this works really good. You want a nice even cut like that. For now, were done for drivers side. Lets go ahead and repeat the same process over on the passengers side. Now, on this side, were going to try a little trick. Were going to try something different. Were going to put our air line on first here and then work it in place. Lets go ahead and work this into place. One last check to make sure that our air line is straight as possible and then well go ahead and run our air line to the front like we did last time. Lets go ahead and follow the frame back along with the factory wiring and well just route it to our same spot as we did before. Lets leave those guys alone for now. Next, were going to go ahead and find a place for our air line fitting. Installing our valve is going to be a matter of personal preference. In this place, the customers kind enough to go ahead and mark it with some blue tape to let us know where our location is. Were going to drill this out with a 5/16 drill bit. Next, well go ahead install our hardware for our air valve. First, nut in the back. Well run it practically almost all the way down the threads and then a lock washer. Then, well go ahead and route this through the hole. On this side, a rubber washer, a flat washer and another nut. Well run those down finger tight and then tighten it up with a half inch socket. You dont have to crush it, just up to that everythings snug. Lets go ahead and take one of our air lines. It doesnt really matter which one. Were going to put a clamp on it just like we did the air springs. Push it in the back of our air valve. Just put a clamp in place. Well follow that same line up just a little bit and well go ahead and cut it again. Were going to install a T. Were going to clamp on there. Go ahead and put our T into place. Now, the other half of our cut line, well go ahead and do the same thing here. This will be a naturally tight fit, tighter than the air lines going to air springs so a little bit of a spray lubricant will help. Once we cover up the barbs, we can go ahead and put our clamp into place. Well go ahead and take our last line from the passengers side. Well go ahead and put it on the last part of the T. Now, lets go ahead and just zip tie our lines. Make sure its safe and secure and out of the way. We got everything connected. Lets go ahead and inflate the bags initially to make sure it fit okay. Well go ahead and add our air a little bit trying to make sure our bag fit okay. Were going to a maximum PSI about 35 pounds. Lets go ahead and check for leaks. Were going to use some soapy water and a spray bottle. Well spray it on all our connections to look for big bubbles. Were done for leak test. Well go ahead and install our last component. This will be the heat shield that will go between the exhaust and the air spring. Well have to bend these tabs out into a L-shape so we can clamp it to our exhaust. It is up against our exhaust about like this and then the kit comes to hold clamps clamp it to exhaust. Lets go ahead and put our clamps on first. Lets take our T-hose clamps and run it back together. Then, well get it started. Do the other one. You just need a 5/16 socket to tighten this down. Now, our clamp will go over the tabs right here that we made. Well just go ahead and rotate it towards our air bag. Well go ahead and tighten it down. Now, theres a lot of excess in our clamp. You can leave it just like it is. Its not going to hurt anything but I think I might shorten it just a little bit. This leaves a really sharp edge so Ill take some needle nose pliers and just twist them around to fold it over itself. Now, at this point, we can go ahead and reinstall our heat shield for our spare tire and the spare tire. With that, that will finish it for the Air Lift 1000 Air Helper Springs on our 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche, part number AL6079. .


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Customer Reviews

Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs - Rear - AL60769

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (65 Customer Reviews)

AirLift 1000 is the perfect ally to your vehicle's rear coil spring suspension. These molded polyurethane air springs fit inside your existing coil springs for added support when hauling heavy loads. Improves handling, braking and overall ride.


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by: J Cro08/04/2012


I installed these on my 2004 Burb Z71. It was much easier than I had thought it would be. After jacking it up, putting it on stands and lowering the axle back down, there was a huge gap in the springs for the air bags to pass through. The hardest part was attaching the air hose to the top of the bags after they were inside of the spring. The package included a heat shield for the exhaust pipe which I quickly threw away. There is a good 5 inches between the pipe and the spring. Routing the air hose back to the bumper was easy and I located the air valve in the plate that has the trailer wire hookups. I hope they work as advertised, I hate the back of my Burb sagging when I poll my camper. 50542






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by: chris06/18/2014


Easy to install. Product was delivered quickly, and works as advertised. 136277





Comments

It has worked as designed, I have had no issues, and am pleased with this product. I have recommended it to others.

chris - 06/18/2015

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by: Bob N.03/01/2012


The Air Lift product is great. This is my second set on a separate vehicle. I received the order in two days and it was installed the following day. Thanks for the service and product quality 32961






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by: Bryan05/15/2012


Perfect item to level out a Chevy Suburban. Went in painlessly and I installed the valve right next to the trailer wiring connector. Can't even see it. 40577






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by: Randy Prewitt08/13/2013


Installed and pleased with outcome My son is a auto instructor and was impressed as well. Simple solution for towing and leveling my suburban 94870






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by: Ty Lewis08/15/2014


Great product, easy to install. Works as advertised! 146825






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by: Mark Ciarmello05/20/2013


Easy to install, works great! 81097






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by: Jeff08/07/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


I have waited to do a reveiw on this until I had some mileage on them. My issue was too much sag in my 2007 Honda Odyssey when loaded. I very often have three or four bikes on a hitch platform rack plus camping gear, one or two adults and two kids. That load was just too much for the stock suspension, particularily the leverage generated by a platform bike rack carrying three or four bikes.. I first tried the SumoSprings on the van. I liked the idea that this could be easily added or removed as my needs dictated. The SumoSprings improved the sag but 4 bikes plus luggage on a 2500 mile trip showed that we were still sagging too much for my liking. I took the SumoSprings out had had the air bags installed by a local garage. I used two air lines with the schraeder valves sticking out of the bottom of the bumper on one side. I change the air pressure using a bike pump. This is very quick and easy to do. I normally leave 18psi in the bags when running empty and raise to 30 to 35 psi when I am going to be carrying a load. 18 psi to 35 psi takes four or five strokes with the pump per bag. Not hard at all. So far I have carried three bikes on my platform rack plus a full load of camping gear on a number of occasions. With the bags inflated to the rated 35 psi, the van sits completely level with the camping/bike load. The ride when loaded is pretty much equal to the ride empty without the bags but keeping in mind that the van handles differently due to the weight and leverage of the bikes hanging off of the rear. Empty I settled on the 18 psi as I am most happy with the ride of the van at that pressure. This solved my issues completely. Nothing bad to say about the SumoSprings, they just were not enough support for what I needed. Shipping from etrailer was quick and easy. 93738


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The service from you folks is simply fantastic. There has been one development that is negative for the airbags. The hardware, most specifically, spring clips that attach the air tubing are not stainless steel or not a high enough grade as they are rusting and one side no longer stays on very well. I live in Wisconsin so they live in a very salty environment but the clips are not really robust enough for life under a vehicle coated in salt. I will have to find replacements. Other than this issue, the bags have been fantastic

Jeff - 02/20/2015

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by: Brian H07/19/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


There are 6 in our family and we like to play on our vacations. Which means lots of people and stuff in and on our mini-van, and a bike rack with 5 bikes on the back (and one bike inside). Our old Toyota Sienna clearly sagged under the burden, so when we got a 2011 Sienna which has a lower bumper to begin with, I was nervous about how it would handle everything, and particularly with the bike rack out back if it might even scrape the ground at times (bottom of hills, speed bumps...). I purchased these to help the suspension. They installed relatively easily, and we took our first trip of about 450 miles to Cape Cod and all went well. We had minimal if any noticeable drop in the back of the van, even fully loaded with all six of us, a full rooftop carrier, 5 bikes on the back, and extra seating inside (van sits 8) folded down and that available space also packed. We have only had these for a few weeks and I am a bit of a perfectionist, so these may very well deserve an excellent mark. The only thing that is keeping me from that is that I have only had them for a little while, so if they keep performing as they have so far, I would grade them as excellent. 90454


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One year in and they are working very well. I did not test them terribly much this past year, but I have to say what we have done has all gone very well. I am very happy with this purchase and have no complaints.

Brian H - 01/23/2015

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by: Brad T01/11/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installation was a bear. Instructions depending where you get them from are mixed. Factory instructions on the web as a video shows not removing the springs and stuffing the bags through the springs. Instructions from e trailer and on paper supplied says to remove the springs and shocks and anti sway bar. I did not have to remove the shocks but did lower one side of the anti sway bar. My first attempt was to remove the spring approach which was not a good Idea unless you have a spring compression tool which I did not. This was a night mare. The other side I pushed the air bag through the spring much easier although still tough managing the bag in position and getting the air line to the bottom of the bag was challenging. I started around 8 am and finished late afternoon. Had to make a special trip to town (50 miles round trip) to find nuts to secure the air fitting as they were missing in the parts bag. Nuts are 5/16 35 thread. Never herd of such an odd thread. Had to pay over $4 for four nuts. Have not driven with the new bags yet but am hopeful based on reviews they will work just fine. My vehicle is a 2012 Toyota FJ cruiser. It was a very stressful experience but I probably save a couple hundred dollars on the self install. I am a former toolmaker/machine builder/welder. 112526


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Got the airbags especially for towing a trailer 0n a 6 month trip from Arizona to Alaska, 24000 miles.The bags are still performing well.I would give 5 stars for reliability and performance.

Brad T - 01/11/2015

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by: Randy R.11/14/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


I received this in just a few days and had a friend help me install it. I am VERY pleased with it! I had installed a leveling kit to the front end of my 2011 Dodge 1500 Sport, and after loading the bed with tools that I use for work, it sat down in the rear. These air bags are perfect. I put about 25lbs in to level out the truck. The truck rides better and looks great. We drilled out one of the bolt holes that secure my tag and installed the valve stem there. Works Great 107304


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After having this product for a year, I can honestly say that I will never be without it! With the addition of this simple inexpensive product, other than just the looks I have noticed that my tire wear has dramatically improved! you know how cheap tires are... In the last year I have put about 40k miles on the truck. Im in the Agriculture business and see a lot of dirt roads and drive out into fields daily.I check the system air pressure any time I notice a change in my tire pressure. I havent seen any leaks and that was my main concern.Overall, I am extremely pleased with this product and believe it was worth every penny.Bottom line, if you are reading this review and are thinking about purchasing this product DO IT!

Randy R - 11/14/2014

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by: Kim B07/06/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


This Air Ride kit works nicely on my 2001 Toyota SiennaVan. We pull a 2400 lb popup camper and it helps support the rear suspension of the vehicle when all our gear is loaded. I had my mechanic mount the valve just under the bumper for easy access. I think it was a good investment and does what I need it to do. 87940


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Its been a year and a half and the Air Ride is still working. When not pulling the camper, the van rides a bit bumpy with the the air springs inflated. So, its better to only inflate when attaching a trailer to your vehicle. I like that the air springs support the back end of our van, and I feel it is safer. Before using the air ride system our front wheel drive van would have problems gaining traction when it was loaded with cargo, and the camper was attached. By elevating the back end of the van, it more evenly distributes the weight to all four tires and makes the ride very smooth.Thanks for a great product!

Kim B - 01/04/2015

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by: Troy04/29/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


I originally bought the Air Lift 1000 to prevent my 2011 Pathfinder from sagging when I pull my 4,500lbs boat. So far so good, the sag is gone. Other benefits are a firmer ride and less roll on the turns. If I posted the pics correctly you can see I ran each bag independently and I was able to mount each Schrader Valve on my 7 pin wire harness. This is a very easy DIY project. I suggest taking off the wheels and placing the bags in the springs from outside the vehicle rather then from underneath. 78302


Comments

Troy.. did you wire up your 7 pin connector yourself? Looking at doing my 2011 with the Nissan harness at the hitch end and the controller end.Thanks.. Ken

comment by: Ken - 10/24/2013


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I did the 7 pin myself. It was just plug and play. Not hard at all. Im not 100 sure if all 7 pins work because my trailer only requires 5 pins amd so far it has worked flawlessly. Hope this helps.

comment by: Troy - 11/08/2013


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Is your Pathfinder a 2WD or 4WD?

comment by: Chris D - 07/04/2015


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Chris D: I have the 2WD Pathfinder

comment by: Troy - 07/06/2015


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by: Mark C.12/30/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Received the shipment promptly. Installation of the Air Lift 1000 kit took about 2.5 hrs on a 2013 Ram 1500 (4x4) due to the garage that was used was unheated (25 deg) and did not have the proper tools. Had two air leaks where the air hoses attached to the barbed nipples at the top of the air bags. The hose material is not very sturdy and would tear easily....plus it was very difficult to get the hoses to fit over the fittings all the way due to the limited access at the top of the spring....and the 25 deg temp didn't help!! Had to heat the air bags with a hair dryer to get them to push up through the spring coils. Would prefer to pay a little extra to have threaded fittings for the air hoses...at least for the air bag fittings. The ends with the fill valves went on OK since access was unlimited and I was able to twist and push the fittings on more easily. The hose flat-spring clamps are generally worthless as they bend out of shape when you apply pressure to position them over the fitting barbs. Ended up using motorcycle fuel line spring clamps (wire type) as they do not get out of shape when used. Have not put any weight in the back or pulled a trailer yet so I cannot comment on the load or leveling capabilities yet. 111483



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by: Neil Friedberg06/24/2012

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


I installed the air lift I purchased into my 2012 Odyssey today. The install went well but I wanted to point out 2 things: First, since the under side of a 2012 rear control arm isn't exposed, it should be noted in the instructions that the air line must be secured to the airbag before reinstalling the coil spring and reconnecting the control arm bolt. Also, to avoid the exhaust pipe altogether the air tubing can be run through the lower control arms and center frame section, all etrailer would have to do is supply 2 small grommets to prevent wear. I included a picture of the installed airbag and a picture of the tubing running through the center frame section. Neil 45446



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by: Josh03/21/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Just installed it and have not had a chance to really use it yet. Install was pretty simple. The hardest part really was trying to figure out how to route the passenger side tubing away from the exhaust. I did it with a floor jack on one side and then the other. I went ahead and used the "T" valve with one Schrader valve and drilled a whole in the bracket that the trailer wiring secures to. Took about 30-45 min not including drilling the hole in the bracket. 180078



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by: rafael rincon01/13/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


I intalled the airbags, and drove 2200 miles, no issues, adjusted the air once because were I was the temperature was very low. Outside of the no issues. On the install, I did it on a lift and two support stands, worked great. The hole in the center was the must dificult task. Use a dremil to trim all access metal. I will post pictures later Thanks, 112665


Comments

No issues, need to order the self adjusting pomp. Otherwise great product and life saver.Thanks

rafael r - 01/14/2015

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by: F. Lee Holly07/05/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed Air Helper Springs on my 2014 Ram 4X4. Would recommend anyone to first remove the rear tires/wheels and pop out the plastic inner fender wells. Makes it a lot easier installing the air line on top of the air bags. Other than that, have bought numerous products from etrailer and "ALL" have been excellent products! 139412


Comments

I use the Air Helper Springs extensively and they have been holding up great. Great products from a Great Company!

F. L - 07/05/2015

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by: Aaron J.09/25/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


I just installed my airlift 1000 kit in my 2014 Ram 1500. The installation only took about 90 minutes and only required a pair of pliers, a knife, a jack and some jack stands. I warmed the bags with my floor heater to make them more pliable and softened the air lines with hot water so they install on the nipples easier, as suggested by etrailer's tech tip videos. So far this seams to be a quality kit and is holding air. I haven't tested it under a load yet so I can't speak to that, although I am optimistic based on other reviews. Etrailer's customer support is outstanding and their shipping is quick. I couldn't be happier at this point. 153068



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by: BarbnSmitty05/20/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


The airbags would have been really difficult to install into the spring coil if we didn't have a vise and a vacuum pump, but that's all that was difficult. Everything else was very simple. We also ordered The Curt trailer hitch Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13105 at the same time as the airlifts...it was also fairly simple to install, but there are two of us, so don't know how it would have been if just Smitty tried by himself. Toyota doesn't install hitches on their 2013 Siennas...so we had taken it to U-Haul to have one put on. It was awful. The clearance was horrendous, so that's why we purchased the Curt from etrailer.com. We didn't take before and after pics, but there is at least 2" more clearance with the new hitch and it fits very nicely tucked up under the car. So, anybody want a U-Haul trailer hitch? We have one....cheap!! 81145



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by: Ken03/24/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Haven't put it to a complete test yet, but so far so good. Installation was pretty easy although I did not follow the instructions. I put the bag inlets at the top rather than the bottom because with them on the bottom the hoses hung really low and were pretty much guaranteed to catch on stuff and get damaged. Hose routing was very nice going up. Nice amount of hose for my Toyota Sienna and had some left over - I hate products that don't give you any extra length. Hoses were kind of hard to get on barbed fittings even with "spit lube". I was afraid to use any other sort of lubricant. Also I found it easier to insert the bags without following the instructions of squashing them flat and putting the cap back on. I just squashed them as needed as I put them into the springs. 72132



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by: Ryan D.06/29/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


This product is an excellent value. I installed on my 2013 Toyota Sienna FWD in a couple of hours, using the instructional video as a reference. When I filled up the bags to 30 PSI and hitched up my pop-up trailer, there was no noticeable sag in the rear suspension. I have yet to take the rig out on a long trip, but first impressions are very good. 208150



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by: Chris P09/10/2012

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


I am very satisfied with this setup, installed quickly and easily. The van rides and handles better weather empty or full, and it really is nice to not have everyone flashing me at night when the whole family is in the car(low beams). I installed these on my Sienna AWD van, and did invert them so the air connections were at the top of the spring for better air hose routing. In doing so, I lost the shims. The best part was that I emailed AirLift customer service to see if I could purchase the shims. Let's just say I am more than impressed with their response. You dont find customer service like this, they were responsive, and sent me new spacers asap. I would highly recommend these to anyone. 54148



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by: David H.07/01/2012

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Easy install. Gives my Murano a firmer ride. Less bouncing when towing. 46398



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by: Duane S.05/05/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Air system looks good and should be an easy install. 129061


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WORK GREAT FOR MY APPLICATION. USE FOR A 5TH WHEEL CAMPER. RUN 30 PSI WHEN LOADED.

Duane S - 05/05/2015

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by: John S.05/02/2012

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


2002 Odyssey. Old suspension. Solution? Replace all rear suspension. At that time, install the springs. Piece of cake. Follow drilling instructions accurately. FOR 3/4" HOLE, USE A 3/4" BIMETAL HOLE SAW FROM HARDWARE STORE. This ended up being the solution to drilling a 3/4 in hole. A no-brainer. Get this product. With new suspension, from center of hub to bottom of quarter panel, aprox 215 mm height. Air should be added or removed to maintain this height for proper traction and tire wear. Don't jack up the car with air. Let the car ride at the height it was designed and aligned to. 39179



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by: Nathan K09/05/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed on 2014 Toyota Sienna using floor jack and jackstands. Would have been very easy with a lift. Installed per video except I did not have an angle drill to mount the bracket for the air inlet so had to improvise a bit. One thing I noticed after the install is that the little cushioning donuts that go on top of the airbags seem to have a taper and the wider part should probably go down. Mine of course were installed the opposite way and seem ok. I did not see any mention of this in the video. I did inflate to 25 psi before lowering the van and everything seems good 150216



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by: Chris W.11/07/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


First I must say I love this etrailer site. I bought a used Ford Wagon and had the Hitch and this air suspension system mounted by my mechanic. They thought it was a very good idea and that it should work as the product stated. I have not hauled anything yet. It is for my motorcycle trailer on a small car. Before this I had just the hitch installed on my SAAB and noticed a sag in the back-end. The SAAB was totaled by a Texting driver. I will update this when the motorcycle comes out in the Spring. 159831



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by: Robb F.08/15/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


These air bag helper springs have only been installed for a month now, so it is too early to attest to their quality. The installation went smooth and in accordance with the sales information. There was one caveat - the hose clamps for attaching the heat shield were too large, requiring me to make a trip to the hardware. I towed my camper up into the mountains and I had no problems with rear end sag and no control issues. If they continue to perform as they have thus far, I will be very pleased. 95319



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by: BILL DENVER,CO05/08/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Once again E Trailer comes through, bags arrived quickly and just as advertised..Easy install, only took a couple hours (not rushing). Follow the simple instructions and you wont have any problems. I put the bags and hose in warm water on the advice of another review helped a bunch folding the bags. Slipped in the springs easy as pie. Ride quality improved a bunch, feels like a truck should now. 191357



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by: Bill05/21/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Customer Service, great! I called 4:45 PM and needed the airbags the next day. I paid for overnight shipping and had them by 2:00 PM the next day. Product, great! I can't comment on installation because I had mechanic install. But two days later, I drove 2,000 miles with six adults and the 2010 Grand Caravan drove better than brand new. I recommend 30 PSI for a full load, 15 for empty van. 131673



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by: Johnny11/27/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Found that leaving the air bags in the sun light made them easier to install . Made towing my enclosed trailer allot easier . I'm currently waiting for someone to manufacture coil over rear springs for my 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up . I believe this will stabilize the rear of my truck allot during towing my car trailer . Great web site , keep up the good work . Johnny 108631



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by: Don03/23/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Good product. Clear instructions and the video on e-trailer really makes the installation easy to understand. On my '08 Grand Caravan my shock absorber bolts were rusted in place and could not be removed. I worked around this by unbolting the top shock brackets from the body. Other than that the installation was fairly easy and just like the video shows. 180293



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by: jrpla08/12/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great Product Toyota Sienna 2014, super easy to install, just follow eTrailer video!! Great product, van went up about 1 inch, with 35psi. 146225



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by: Jason P.04/25/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Ordered the product on Sunday night and received the product a few days later. Etrailer's link to UPS tracking let me know exactly when I could expect the product. So far the air helper springs are working as advertised. Installation was quick at less than 2 hours and the springs are providing the additional support I need to tow my 24' boat 77759



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by: Richie W07/30/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Product works as described. I haven't used it long enough to know how well it really performs. Installation was a bit time consuming, but not too difficult. I took a lot of time trying to figure out the best routing method for the air lines. Squishing the cylinders into the springs was a little tricky, but not too difficult. 143377



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by: Joe Hatas07/03/2012

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


The correct item and received before shipping date stated!!!! 46644


Comments

Will this air lift fit my 1998 Jeep Sahara edition rear end springs?

comment by: Bryce - 08/28/2013


1982

Yes indeed, the AL60811 kit will fit on the rear of your 1998 Wrangler Sahara. If you will need to adjust the bags frequently a compressor kit may be advantageous. If you off-road with your Jeep, a system with a reserve tank may come in handy for other applications. Check out AL25592 or AL25572.

Patrick B - 8/28/2013



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al60811 as I under stand you install air bags in coil spring what do you do with the rubber bump stop existing stock inside the spring. do you permanently remove the bump stop ?

comment by: dennis - 09/01/2013


2001

On the Chrysler vehicles, the stop just pulls out of the cup and is not reinstalled. There is not need for a bump stop once the airbags are in place. They will fulfill that role as well as suplememnt the coil springs.

Patrick B - 9/3/2013




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by: JimDIY05/11/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Second set I have purchased from e-trailer. Without saying service was Excellent! Product is superb! I am 66yr old and the installation was simple and effective. My sway has been eliminated and adjustment is super simple. Read the instructions, they lay it out for you. 130007



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by: Frank B03/28/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed easily on my 2012 Sienna van. Service from etrailer was excellent as usual. The air lift kit works as described, giving me a level ride while towing a 3,000 pound Casita trailer with a hitch weight of 360 pounds. I also use a weight distribution hitch. 122652



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by: Rodney H.10/27/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Works great. Installed these just before using my Sienna to pull a trailer halfway across the country when we moved. Worked great, sure helps keep the back of the van from squatting down so much with a trailer hooked up, or just when people are in the back seat. 105343



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by: Evan M05/14/2012

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


I have a 25 foot trailer and this air lift makes my jeep a solid towing truck. Pulling. 8500 hundred pounds it use to sag in the back not any more. With out this air lift I would of had to buy a stronger truck. Thanks to air lift i can keep my 03 grand Cherokee. 40519



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by: Joe R,07/10/2013

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


this product was easy to install in just 1 hour, and I love it. It works great, my trailer is now level and rides much better, Thanks! I also told my sister who has a 2013 Jeep to get this for her Jeep to level her small trailer as well. 88802



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by: Curtis. F08/31/2012

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Ordered products on Saturday. And recivied on Thursday Installed same day , about 1 hr and 30 mins Followed directions went well Highly recommend forDodges with cool stings in the rear Pulling travel trailer. 7,000 lbs 53661



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by: Michael C.07/19/2012

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Disappointed page says no drilling but you have to cut and drill. Good thing I am handy. They are installed and seem to be what we need now we will see how they handle when we go on the road. 48489



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by: Mark P.06/17/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Thank you Melinda! Excellent experience with eTrailer and excellent product! Our Grand Cherokee is so much more stable while pulling our 21' CC boat. I couldn't be more satisfied. ATB! 204000



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by: Stmbt Ron05/07/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Good instructions. The hot water really makes a difference connecting the hoses. Now that I have done it the next time will be much quicker. Great help from Courtney in customer service. 191241



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by: Lawrence Co06/23/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Awersome product no more hitch Hitting driveway with full load. Did do one mod replaced plastic tee fitting to brass one. No more leaking air. 137011


Comments

What size tee does it take?

comment by: Dave - 07/25/2014


5902

You can use the Firestone Union Tee # F3025-1
Firestone Union Tee for 1/4" Tubing
$6.29
in place of the plastic T-fitting that AirLift Provides. We have used this several times on the installs here in our shop.

Rachael H - 7/25/2014




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by: Tom P08/25/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Very easy to install! Just finished a 1200 mile roadtrip and it Worked great to lift my rear end when towing and stop the bottoming out. So far so good! 148281



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by: Mike Vaughn05/04/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


Arrived quickly and in good shape. Instructions were good, but don't even believe the part about easy 1hr. Installation if you're a shade tree mech. 189703



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by: Rich H02/23/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift AirLift 1000 in Vehicle Suspension


This is my 2nd set, the first went with the minivan I turned in. I am completely satisfied with this product, works as advertised. 175663

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  • Since the max tow rating of your 2011 Chevy Avalanche is based on using a weight distribution system, all you really need is to get the proper weight distribution system. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The tongue weight on boat trailers...
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